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Poster: bluespro Date: Jul 25, 2004 6:23pm
Forum: etree Subject: I love the Archive

I love the archive, but I would like them to focus on getting recordings on bands that influenced groups like the Grateful Dead, and Little Feat, SCI...etc, like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Son House...etc. These are the cats that need to be archived. Without them there would be no Rock & Roll, or any other music as we know it. I do know there that there is alot of roots music, jazz that has never been available for most of the public to hear, and I do know that most of it will never be available for the public to hear, unless they archive it. With technology today you could get almost any music played today, the same can't be said about music fifty years ago. Most of that music will be lost unless someone is willing to have it archived. Remember, blues had a baby and they called it all other music.

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Poster: cashel Date: Jul 25, 2004 9:55pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: I love the Archive

CBS Records have issued "the complete recordings of Robert Johnson" and they claim full copyright.

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Poster: bluespro Date: Jul 27, 2004 8:05pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: I love the Archive

If the archive could get artists like the ones that Alan Lomax, who is no longer alive,he passed away on July 19,1992. Alan Lomax recorded over five thousand hours of field recordings of folk music, interviews, oral history, and folk tales from the United States. Chris Strachwitz is founder of Arhoole Records/Foundation, Chris found and had field recordings of Clifton Chenier(best zydeco you will ever hear), Mance Lipscomb,Lightning Hopkins, and alot of other uknown roots music artists. Also, Arhoolie is a non-profit record label with extensive roots music collection. I do understand what the archive is all about, and I think the archive is a great place to discover artists eather new artists or old, known or unknown, popular or rare. I prefer the old, unknown, and rare artists. I want to get the music that is truly American. Roots music is just one of americas true forms of art, and I belive it should be archived for every generation to hear. When I type in blues in the search bar, and I get 3,688 hits and 2,523 is the Grateful Dead. The rest is the Radiators, Cowboy Junkies, Del McCoury Band and a some other contemporary bands that is blues influenced, but not blues or roots music. Don't get me wrong, I do listen to these bands also. Although, there was a few blues songs at the end of the search that date back to the thirties. What I want to do is get more roots music in the archive, but I can't do it alone. I need contacts and information on how to get the music and aproval to get it on the archive.

This post was modified by bluespro on 2004-07-28 03:04:46

This post was modified by bluespro on 2004-07-28 03:05:39

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Poster: fellowtraveller Date: Jul 28, 2004 12:45am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: I love the Archive

I'd love to see the Lomax collection on Archive.org also. If someone wants to spearhead this, he/she would probably need to talk to ACE.
I'll make the initial phone call, but I've got limited time to spend on this. If this gets too time-consuming, I'll tag out.

Association for Cultural Equity
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From http://www.alan-lomax.com/home.html -

Alan Lomax Collection Finds Permanent Home at the Library of Congress

The American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress has acquired the Alan Lomax Collection, which comprises the unparalleled ethnographic documentation collected by the legendary folklorist over a period of sixty years. The acquisition was made possible through a cooperative agreement between the American Folklife Center (AFC) and the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE), and the generosity of an anonymous donor. The Alan Lomax Collection joins the material Alan Lomax collected during the 1930s and early 1940s for the Library’s Archive of American Folk Song, and its acquisition brings the entire seventy years of Alan Lomax’s work together under one roof at the Library of Congress, where it has found a permanent home.

ACE will continue to produce the Alan Lomax Collection series on Rounder Records and to administer rights to repertoire contained in the collection, working from digital copies made of all the original materials that the Library of Congress will be housing. ACE plans to donate CD and DVD copies of hundreds of hours of audio and video recordings to regional libraries in the United States and abroad. Over the next few years, ACE will work closely with the American Folklife Center to create databases for the audio, video, and film collections, to raise funds for preservation and for fellowships, and to make Lomax’s ethnology of performance style available to researchers.

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Poster: Hub of Hip Date: Jul 28, 2004 11:26pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: I love the Archive

BTW, BluesPro, you ever read the book "The Blues Route" by Hugh Merrill? If not, I highly reccommend it. He starts out on Dockery Farm in the delta, and literally follows the route the blues took from its inception to modern day. Fantastic book.

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Poster: Spidey Date: Jul 26, 2004 3:09am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: I love the Archive

I think you miss the point of the archive just a bit. Their aim is to archive any live recordings by ALL bands who give their OK. It's your job as a fan to do the legwork and get the band's permission and then upload said shows.

There are links in the FAQ about how to get a band's permission and it's quite easy. I've got 2 of my favorite acts (Andrew Bird and Howard Fishman Quartet) approvals myself. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Best,
Chad

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Poster: Hub of Hip Date: Jul 27, 2004 12:17am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: I love the Archive

I undersatnd what BluesPro is saying, tho... I'd love top have some access to more Charley Patton, Son House, Blind Lemon, and all the old blues guys that most folks have never heard of...The problem is that all existing recordings of these guys are owned and released, and we could never get permission to distribute them free. The money available for blues labels is so scarce, they need to recoup every cent they can...

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